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After a short wait, one of the most anticipated reference guides to an icon of luxury has finally hit bookstores. Louis Vuitton: 100 Legendary Trunks offers an official take on the history of the Vuitton steamer trunk and beyond – including what looks to be a full technical overview of their builds. “This exceptional book, with a preface by Patrick-Louis Vuitton, show-cases the most beautiful creations of the House through more than eight hundred photographs. The trunk-bed, steamer trunk, tea case, toiletry kit, circus trunk, library trunk, and caviar box are just a few of the many incredible pieces featured here, along with the equally incredible stories of their creation. A full technical survey, the bible of the artisanal trunkmaker, reveals the secrets of making a Louis Vuitton trunk.”

The book release also coincides with exhibition at Carnavalet museum: Voyage En Capitale: Louis Vuitton and Paris running through February 2011.

Available now from Amazon.

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